iolar25
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Should I use DVI or HDMI with my Alienware 23"?

Hello

I just got an Alienware aurora with Alienware 23" HD 3D monitor.  I won't be using 3D and was wondering which cable is the best to connect, the DVI or HDMI?  I have a HD Graphic card and am a bit confused on this.

Thanks

Mike

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hairbautt
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Re: Should I use DVI or HDMI with my Alienware 23"?

If you go HDMI you won't see anything on your screen until Windows boots up & loads the driver. So really you'll miss the BIOS screen and anything that may appear before Windows loads the driver. I'd really consider this to be a disadvantage.


Go with DVI, I'd say.

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iolar25
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Re: Should I use DVI or HDMI with my Alienware 23"?

Hi

Thanks for replying.  So what your saying is, that they are pretty much the same in picture quality wise and that Id only miss the BIOS screen.  Problem solved, thanks Smiley Wink

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morblore
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Re: Should I use DVI or HDMI with my Alienware 23"?

DVI and HDMI are exactly the same image quality. Only dif is HDMI will also carry sound(kinda). This is why you can use an adapter to change DVI to HDMI.

If you want to use HDMI and want sound then the card must have the SPDIF sound jumper connected. It will then pass sound from the DVI to the HDMI adapter and put out sound or straight from the HDMI jack on the card. I think they have a new one that doesnt need the jumper for the sound but im not sure.

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iolar25
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Re: Should I use DVI or HDMI with my Alienware 23"?

Many thanks for the replies... Il go for DVI

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markshaheen
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Re: Should I use DVI or HDMI with my Alienware 23"?

I use HDMI on both my 28" monitors, I see the bios, loading everything. 

Mark
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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